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oil well

[′ȯil ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A hole drilled (usually vertically) into an oil reservoir for the purpose of recovering the oil trapped in porous formations.
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"We remember every year (burning of the oil wells) with pain and sorrow as the nation's major natural resources were exposed at that time to systematic destruction (by the Iraqi invaders)," he told KUNA.
southern oil wells on Kuwait's interests, saying that Kuwait's two northern
Missan also comprises five excavated oil wells, but not producing yet, that are al-Huweiza, al-Raf'e, Eastern Rafidain, Dujeila and Kumeit fields.
Al-Najma oilfield with 89 oil wells is still under ISIL's control and the terrorists plunder the crude extracted from the wells.
"Our guards have evacuated oil company's staff after arrival of the ISIL terrorists in the region," the commander of operation room for guarding oil wells in Marada-Zileh region pointed out.
By shifting oil wells to gas wells, producers can often claim a generous state tax credit targeting "high cost" natural gas.
In the Eagle Ford tight oil field of south Texas, about 10 percent of oil wells have an IP of more than 365 thousand barrels per year, but the average IP is around 160 thousand barrels per year (Hughes 2013a).
Iranian forces have reportedly raised the Iranian flag over two more disputably Iraqi oil wells, Numbers 11 and 13 at the Al-Faqa oilfield, a Maysan governorate official said last Wednesday.
The company is also holding talks to take control of oil wells in the South China Sea and Central America, which are expected to start generating income in the near future.
MANAMA: The Middle East Oil Wells Control Conference and Exhibition will open in Bahrain on November 29.
The recommendations at the end of the conference called for using up-to-date techniques in exploring oil wells to identify the problems related to oil and gas, and finding the appropriate solutions.
Summary: Tatneft, one of Russia's top 10 oil producers, announced Wednesday plans to drill exploratory oil wells in Libya and Syria.